Fall 2016 – Marc Jacobs Blacquer

Marc Jacobs new Collector’s Edition – launching for Fall – embraces blackness unabashedly.  Black in and of itself is so deliciously dauntless one might even say “THE” blackness.  Ahhh….How gloriously gothic of you, Mr. Jacobs…and in ample time for my favorite day! (#halloween, don’t forget it! 😉 )

The Collection includes:

  • Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Blacquer 
  • Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Taboo
  • Epic Noir Mascara & Gel Eyeliner Collector’s Edition Set 

It isn’t for the shy, for sure, but rather those who can go boldly withOUT batting a lash… I personally think it’s brilliant that cosmetic companies aren’t automatically eschewing the less traditionally “wearable.”  Women are more fearless in this day and age, and it isn’t only the Manic Panics of the World who should feel free enough to offer such intrepid shades.

My Pagan heart adores you, Marc.  I like your brazen nerve!

Summer 2016 – MAC Transformed

A couple of posts out there about this beautiful new Collection, Transformed!

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The Lineup will include:

Huggable Lipcolour
  • Cantonese Carnation – warm rose
  • Origami Orange – creamy orange
  • Seoul-Ful – light, creamy pink
  • Good Luck Mochi – rosy mid-tone pink
  • Bonsai Bloom – cool nude-pink
  • Flaming Lips – deep, creamy red
  • Touché – light beige cream
  • Glamorized – creamy, vibrant pink
  • Rich Marrón – mid-tone nude cream
  • Commotion – deep, cool plum cream
Eye Shadow
  • Honesty – pewtered bronze (lustre)
  • Brule – soft, creamy beige (satin)
  • Woodwinked – warm antique gold (veluxe pearl)
  • White Frost – vivid white with icy shimmer (frost)
  • Knight Divine – black with silver pearl (veluxe pearl)
  • Contrast – purplish-blue with blue pearl (velvet)
Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
  • Back In Vogue – peachy nude
  • Red Jade – bright, creamy red
  • Bengal Tiger – loud orange
  • Mango Mango – soft peach coral
  • Fuchsia Flicker – intense hot pink
  • Slipper Orchid – bright plum
  • Lady-Be-Good – warm mid-tone nude
  • Fashion Legacy – intense fire truck red
  • Oh, Lady – deep wine
Technakohl Liner
  • Bare Asset – medium beige
Haute & Naughty Lash
  • Haute & Naughty Black – black
Rebeleyes Gel
  • LinerTop/Bottom – rich, smoky black

Spring / Summer 2016 – MAC Future

This is a SHARE of two posts…

I saw PerilouslyPale post some great photos of this up and coming Spring 2016 Collection, as well as ChicProfile, and wanted to pass them on! 🙂  MAC has been a long time favorite with my background in Ballroom Dancing, Ballet, and Figure Skating – their products ALWAYS perform as hard as we do, and the pigment stays true! (Impressive!)

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Thanks to Christa and ChicProfile for their wonderful entries – enjoy!


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Spring 2016 – CoverGirl

I actually saw these in store yesterday and didn’t have my camera…but the display looks identical to the one I saw (Thanks to @hhardydawson on Instagram for these images.)  The Spring products are definitely trickling in so keep your eyes peeled!

@hhardydawson on Instagram

@hhardydawson on Instagram

@hhardydawson on Instagram

@hhardydawson on Instagram

@hhardydawson on Instagram

@hhardydawson on Instagram

I also saw some TruBLEND BLUSH…which I don’t see photos of.  It was displayed with a few new primers, so those are something to look out for!

Per Procter & Gamble and CoverGirl…

Oh Sugar Lipstick:
COVERGIRL will have you saying Oh Sugar! with a fresh, new vitamin-infused lip balm that provides a pampering, sensorial experience at a better-than-fresh price. And what’s even sweeter than the citrus scent, decadent shade palette and delicious sugary taste? The price! Soft, naturally-moisturized lips never looked (or tasted) so sweet.   
• With grapeseed oil, avocado butter & Vitamins C & E, this reparative luxe lip treatment nourishes, protects and smoothes lips so you feel naturally renewed from the inside out
• Thin oils absorb quickly into lips while a thin protective layer locks in moisture – no thick, greasy film-feel you can get from other balms
• Tinted formula glides on smooth for the perfect pop of Colorlicious payout – we dare you to compare to a $20 balm!
• 10 SKUs: Cupcake, Candy, Caramel, Taffy, Spice, Punch, Soda, Sprinkle, Jelly & Gumdrop
COVERGIRL truNAKED Shadow Palettes  and Waterproof Eyeliner Duo:

Colour has moved from the lips to the lids, with graphic liners looks, nudes, golds and shimmer dominating the Spring/Autumn Fashion Shows. Just in time to capitalize on those trends without a heavy price tag, COVERGIRL introduces truNAKED Shadow Palettes and Waterproof Eyeliner Duo

The new truNAKED Shadow Palettes deliver colour payout and shades comparable to a leading $50 eye shadow palette. Each palette includes eight intensely-pigmented, uber-blendable shadows to deliver a smooth, silky feel and prestige-worthy payout at a fraction of the cost. 

The truNAKED Waterproof eyeliner duo features two versatile eyeliner shades to deliver rich, blendable colour that shades like a prestige-double ended liner. 

• Eyeshadow Palette shades like a leading $50 eyeshadow
• Three prestige-inspired shade palettes — Nude, Roses, Golden
•Each palette features perfectly combined pale-to deep-neutral shades to contour your eyes in endless combinations (from nude to smokey) and offers a range of textures (from matte to shimmer)
Plumpify Blast Pro:
Women want volume and are constantly trying new mascaras in search of the Holy Grail that delivers on that. Yet volume is only half the battle, COVERGIRL did the research and uncovered the best way to take volume to new heights – and it all starts with a LIFT. Insert new Plumpify Mascara by blastPRO. For lashes that seem darker, fuller and more visible, you need to lift them from the root. Our new Plumpify mascara features our biggest brush ever, with a mix of conical bristles plus specially-designed fins, exclusive to us, that physically grab and lift the lashes. This brush, in combination with our texturizing formula, help create 50x the volume. Mile-high lashes are yours for half the price! 
• Double-action brush plumps and lifts from the base of the lash for extreme volume
• Texturing formula helps build volume and separation
• 4 Shades 3 regular (very black, black, black brown) and 1 waterproof (very black)
• Easy, Breezy Tip: Use rounded tip of brush for hard to reach lashes. Pair with truNAKED Waterproof Eyeliner Duo for a more dramatic look

Update: Swatches from BudgetBeautyBlogger!

Golden Wings

I loved this image from @nyxcosmetics – talk about a perfect way to do a holiday look, @_makeupbyjenna!  What I love most about it is that she didn’t just add a wing of liner, she paired the gold with coppers and brows to do a contoured degrade effect (I’d like to write that properly but have no idea how to get the accent aigu – anyone know?!)  This is the perfect way to make a statement…or to bring out your inner pinup!

She highlighted under the brow bone and filled her brows to maintain a polished overall effect – really gorgeous.

Holiday 2015 – MAC Magic Of The Night Update

I just wanted to share a lovely post from BritishBeauyBlogger who has some swatches of the MAC Magic Of The Night Collection!  

My original post about the other items is here. 🙂

Holiday 2015 – MAC Magic Of The Night

MAC never seems to slow down with the Collections…! As a matter of fact, there will be three for Holiday 2015:

  • Late October – MAC Magic of the Night Holiday 2015 Collection
  • Later November – MAC Enchanted Eve Holiday 2015 Collection (lip sets, eye sets, and palettes)
  • Early December – MAC Irresistibly Charming Holiday 2015 Collection (lip and pigment kits)

Magic of the Night will include the following goodies:


  • Please Me – muted rosy-tinted pink (Matte) (Permanent)
  • All Fired Up – bright fuchsia matte (Retro Matte) (Permanent)
  • Evening Rendezvous – deep reddish purple (Matte)
  • Dark Side – deep burgundy (Amplified) (Permanent)

Lip Pencil

  • Redd – clearly red 
  • Nightmoth – blackened plum 

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner

  • Petrol Blue – deep navy with pearl 
  • Black Swan – black with pearl

Colourdrenched Pigment – 

  • Night Thrill – gold shimmer (above)
  • Ascent of Glamour – cobalt violet-blue (below)
  • Tonight’s The Night! – deep blackened teal (below)
  • Moon Is Blue – royal blue (below)
  • No Taboos – blackened blue (below)

In Extra Dimension Skinfinish

  • Oh, Darling – metallic gold
  • Shaft of Gold – deep bronze